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How to disable Tab Preview feature of Edge browser

The Edge browser from Microsoft is quite fast. Its ‘Tab Preview‘ feature works when you hover your mouse pointer over an inactive tab. It shows a thumbnail of the web page which is open in another tab. While some may find it useful, others may feel that it gets in the way and would like to disable it. So let us see how you can disable the Tab Preview Thumbnail feature in Edge browser on Windows 10.

Disable Tab Preview in Edge browser

Microsoft introduced Tab Preview feature in Windows 10 November Update. The feature is useful in a way that it allowed users to preview the contents of a tab by just moving the mouse around the tab. If you do not find the feature of much use and would like to disable it, follow the steps outlined below.

In the Taskbar search box, type ‘Regedit’ and hit the Enter key.

Now, in the Registry Editor, navigate to the following address:

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ SOFTWARE\ Classes\ Local Settings\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ AppContainer\ Storage\ microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\ MicrosoftEdge\ TabbedBrowsing


Here, create a new 32-bit DWORD value. To do this, right-click in the empty space in the right-hand section, select ‘New’ > DWORD (32-bit) Value and name it as TabPeekEnabled. When done, double-click on TabPeekEnabled and set its value to 0.

Click on OK and close the Registry Editor and restart Microsoft Edge.

The ‘Tab Preview’ feature should no more appear in your Edge Browser. Instead, you will see just the Page Title appear.

If at any point you feel like enabling the old feature again, simply change the set the value of TabPeekEnabled to 1.

If you don’t want to do all this, use our Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4 to disable Tab Previews with a click.